Sunday, December 1, 2013

Planking Through The New Year...

Come on...I know you want to!

A friend of mine started a holiday running streak on Thanksgiving day! How awesome! I would love to do this, but I know it's just not going to happen with the hours I work. I know some of you can do the 4am run without a problem, but I just can't. Not when sometimes I do a 3 or 4 day 12 on 12 off stretches. However, I wanted to commit to doing SOMETHING each day so Plank-A-Day Challenge it is!

Today I started & decided to see what I could do. I did 1:30 & then Thing 2 made me laugh & I lost it. It's a good starting point though. I am going to try to hold it just a little longer every day & then on New Years Day I will see how long I can hold it.

There are a bunch of plans out there for beginners if you are just starting. This one looks pretty good:

Good form is important. I found this picture on Google images so I don't have to subject you to a picture of me doing this beside a pile of unfolded laundry.

If you'd like to join in, the more the merrier! And in case you were wondering, I'll be running too! Just not every day. I'm taking this "off season" to work on making my easy pace a little faster. Today I ran 7.5 at an avg pace of 9:48 (which includes the BIGA$$ mile long hill I've committed to running instead of my normal walking up it to get home).  A solid core is going to help me here!

Happy December! Let the holiday crazies begin!